Masters of the Jazz Guitar
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This weblog will give you information about the "El Redescubrimiento de Oscar Aleman" project, the "Rediscovering of Oscar Aleman" project. Oscar Aleman ( 1909 - 1980 )was an Argentinean jazz guitar player, entertainer and showman, born in Argentina, lived in Europe (1930s)and returned to Argentina ( 1940 - 1980 ). He was one of the best jazz guitar players of his time.
Oscar Aleman y su Quinteto de Swing became a famous group in the 1940s after returning to Argentina from Europe that suffered from war. Their appearances in venues and on the radio made him very popular in the South America. In Europe and the USA we didn't knew about this popularity of Oscar Aleman due to the lack of commnunication thanks to the war. One of the tunes he made popular was Tengo Ritmo, written by George and Ira Gershwin and better known by their English title I Got Rhythm.
The group Hot Club de Boedo founded and directed by Waldo Fonseca plays these hits of Oscar Aleman in theatres and venue all over Buenos Aires to save Oscar's legacy and that of his violin player Guillermo Hernan Oliva for the young adults.
Waldo sent me a fragment of a performance in Buenos Aires where he and his group Hot Club de Boedo performs this Aleman classic tune. Waldo plays the guitar, Heldo Fonseca the clarinet, Martin Lopez on rhythm guitar and Julian Pierengeli bass guitar. The recording might have been made recently. Thanks for sharing Waldo.
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